Agitation-Propagation (AGIT-PROP)

Here, students work with community artists and leaders, at their request and guidance, to build artistic installations that “agitate” and “propagate” points of view regarding the neighborhood’s history and political consciousness. Placing art-making within a strategy of social change articulated by the People’s Movement, the Agit-Prop work assists the Movement to project its stories and concerns into the public realm, which encourages new learning on the part of public audiences. All the Agit-Prop projects evolve through participatory design processes composed of community leaders and residents, students, and faculty.